Apr 21, 2024  
Catalog 2024-25 
    
Catalog 2024-25

Sociology, B.A.


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Are you looking for a major that will help you understand the social forces shaping our lives: our friendships, family relationships, workplaces, religious institutions, political systems, and much more? Do you want to gain the communication, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, research, and interpersonal skills that employers and graduate schools are looking for? As a Sociology major, you’ll learn how and why humans interact as they do, examine your own relationship to the broader social world, and apply that knowledge to today’s most pressing social issues. You will graduate with the preparation to achieve a wide range of educational, career, civic, and personal goals.

Learning Outcomes


MLO 1: Sociological Foundations (Aligned with ULO 2 and ULO 3)

Students will be able to use their “sociological imaginations” to describe and analyze the social world, and their own relationship to it.              

MLO 2: Sociological Theory (Aligned with ULO 3 and ULO 4)                                                           

Students will be able to explain key classical and contemporary sociological theories, and apply theories to analyze social problems or issues.                      

MLO 3: Sociological Methods (Aligned with ULO 1 and  ULO 2)                                   

Students will be able to use qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct original sociological research.                

MLO 4: Professional Reading and Writing (Aligned with ULO 1)                       

Students will be able to comprehend scholarly sociological texts, and communicate sociological concepts in written formats appropriate for a given rhetorical situation.                       

MLO 5: Sociological Specialization (Aligned with ULO 3 and ULO 4)                                            

Students will be able to apply sociological theories and methods to the study of multiple subfields within the discipline.

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